Pete Davidson, who is 25 years old, hates the youth as much as Sebastian Maniscalco. At least, that’s what it seems like after a pretty disastrous show at the University of Central Florida where he laid into the crowd of college kids for using their phones too much. In his defense: comedians don’t really like getting filmed during their sets, but in reaction, Pete went full grandpa and told those youths to get their darn cell phones off his lawn!
TMZ says that after a rocky start to his set, Ariana Grande and Kate Beckinsale’s ex noticed a guy filming. Instead of asking the guy to put his phone away, Pete shit on them, calling them “privileged little assholes.”
“That’s why we’re embarrassing. That’s why the world is gonna end in 25 years, because you’re all fucking retarded.”
Over on Reddit, students who were there roasted Pete Davidson back:
“Someone had their phone out recording a bit, apparently we weren’t supposed to have our phones out (I had no idea personally), and he got super pissed. He told us that he’s gonna leave right now and give UCF their money back because he doesn’t give a fuck about us. Lol.”
“He made it seem like he didn’t want to be there and that we were so lucky he bothered showing up. Honestly I lost some respect for the guy. Such a minor thing to lose your cool over. Clearly ruined the mood for the rest of the night. Ricky was by far the best.”
“Dude he was so lame, everyone was so hyped after the first two acts.”
“Then started to say he didn’t need this show and how gen z and millennials are pathetic losers and how it is embarrassing, then said Orlando is buttfuck nowhere, that he would text every comic not to go to UCF because it sucks and he will be dead in 6 years, yada yada.”
Once he was done yelling at the youth (AKA his set ended), he did a brief “Q&A” with the crowd–telling them he only stuck around with those aforementioned “privileged little assholes” due to having to wait for his Uber. What a mess. Roast the millennials in your audience for being too ‘millennial’ and then sit around and chat with them while waiting to escape in your car you ordered through an app on your smartphone?! The self-awareness…
Here’s a clip of Pepaw Pete:
Pepaw Pete may have a point about the phone thing, but you don’t alienate the valuable purchasing dollars of the youth by calling them “fucking retarded.” You should pander to them instead by saying, “Hey, kids, I’m Pete, the one who banged Ariana Grande who had that 7 Rings meme on dik dok, or whatever is the name of that app you’re all addicted to. Go watch it again!” And as the kids hypnotically stare at their phone screens, Pete can just sit there, waiting for his time to be up. The kids can look at their phones and don’t have to listen to Pete’s lazy set, and Pete can really do the least. It’s a win/win for them all.